I was not going to respond because what works for one teacher may not work for others.
Here is what I do. Tests count 75% of their grade and 25% is homework
For tests: I make up a review test, they do it, we go over next class day and then they get the test the following day. If a student does not finish the test, they stay in the room , finishes it then go on to their next class. Most teachers do not object to me taking a few minutes from their class. I end up doing the same thing.
For homework: I type up partial notes and during class we do the discussion and finish the notes. The homework pages and problem numbers are typed on the paper. Odd numbered problems have answers in the back so I expect students to do the steps, work whatever and check the answers in the book. Instant feedback. I expect homework to be correct before it is handed in so students may see me for extra help to arrive at the book answers. Students have more time to do/fix any mistakes. This sometimes gets to be difficult with the paper work. I encourage students to come into my room and work with me and with their friends to learn the concepts and be familiar with the algebra
Some students like this way of learning math and others still think to copy others work but it soon becomes obvious who is not doing their part.
vern Of Hammondsport ----- Original Message ----- From: Nannette O'Grady To: email@example.com Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 3:58 PM Subject: RE: Late homework and extra time policies
What's to stop a student who starts a test earlier in the day from saying they need more time, going to look up how to solve the problems they left blank and then coming back later to complete the test?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of LLal98@aol.com Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 2:13 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Late homework and extra time policies
I feel the same way. I do accept late homework, although I give it a "check minus". I also allow a few extra minutes on tests - the kids can come during their lunch or after school. I offer this to everyone, not just the ones who ask. They have plenty of time for the Regents, so I'd rather they get in the habit of working carefully and not rushing.